History Books Report: Current #1,#2,TOP10… in terms of ages, looks & nationality
In August 11 of 2003 Kim Clijsters reach #1 and month later (september 7), after winning USO/2003 Justine Henin reach #2 so Belgium become 2nd country (after USA) which have #1 and #2 ranked player at WTA in same time. Next week when Jelena Jankovic will overtake Maria Sharapova at #2 spot Serbia will become 3rd country in WTA history with both TOP2 players in same time.
Back to september 2003 when Kim is #1 and Justine #2 to notice one big achivment. When Daniela Hantuchova drop from TOP10 in september 21 of 2003 first time in WTA history is happen that youngest player in TOP10 (Clijsters in that time) is WTA#1 and 2nd youngest TOP10 player (Henin) is #2. 5 weeks after that Justine overtake Kim but next week Kim back to #1 next 2 weeks before Henin finaly overtake her for long time. When Maria Sharapova like youngest TOP10 player reach #1 in august of 2005 she must wait to Clijsters (2nd youngest TOP10 player in that time) to overtake Davenport at #2 and that happen in october 16, just week before Lindsay after winning Zurich overtake they both. That means this week when Ana Ivanovic is #1 like youngest TOP10 player right now, and Maria Sharapova is #2 like current 2nd youngest TOP10 player is just 9th week in WTA ranking history when two youngest TOP10 players is in same time TOP2 (in #1, #2 order). Before Kim, Maria and Ana - Tracy Austin, Steffy Graf and Martina Hingis is also become #1 like youngest TOP10 players in their #1 era but 2nd youngest TOP10 player in that time never reach #2 (atleast week). Especialy is interesting Hingis#1/Davenport#2 case when about 100 weeks member of TOP10 is only one player younger than Lindsay (Iva Majoli, and just couple weeks before she down from TOP10 Venus join TOP10 club). Also i have some problems reconstruct week by week Mandlikova rankings in July of 1980. She is for sure played like TOP10 player and 7th seed at RG/80 and at USO/80 she is 9th seed and Andrea Jeager is 8th seed (both younger than Navratilova). But at Wimbledon Mandlikova is 9th seed and exist litle hope that she is maybe drop from TOP10 after Wimbledon and than comeback before USO. In that case (which i realy doubt) we have couple weeks in summer of 1980 when Tracy Austin ls youngest WTA TOP10 and #1 and Martina Navratilova 2nd youngest and #2.
At end i want to remind also on one my thread all who agree that Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova is two best looking active (with rankings) tennis players at the moment. This and last week according to official WTA site 1101 womans is placed on WTA list (have rankings). Last week #1 is Maria, #2 is Ana and this week #1 is Ana, #2 is Maria - so if you agree that this two is best looking active WTA girls this week OR previous week is happen that best looking girl of 1101 active WTA players is #1 ranked and second best looking out of 1101 active is #2 ranked. Probability that best looking of 1101 active WTA girls will be #1 and 2nd best #2 at WTA list is 1 of 1.211.100 !!! But if you not agree that this two is best in looks department please forget about last paragraph - because nothing is happen.
Next "historical" achivment depending on Vera Zonareva. For Vera will be probably enough to reach SF in Eastbourne to replace Daniela Hantuchova from Slovakia in TOP10 next week (Bartoli also have some chances) which means that only three countries (Russia, Serbia and USA) will have TOP10 players during this Wimbledon. Same thing is close to happen at 1st half of 2005 (for Russia, USA and France) after big injury problems of two Belgian stars, but Alicia Molik reach TOP10 just when she need to prevent that (between AO/05 and Wimby/05). If this "3 countries own TOP10" happen it will be for first time in WTA history.
and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
Last edited by Cp6uja; Jun 16th, 2008 at 07:57 PM.